K: My sister-in-law asked me to knit a gift for her friend's baby girl early this fall. So, we looked for the cutest pattern we could find, and found this one! It is from a book called 60 More Quick Baby Knits and it is designed by Devin Cole.
It is the type of pattern that just evokes that strong "Aww" reaction from everyone. The cable work is so interesting, and it has bobbles, so I was on board! I also love the beautiful sections of seed stitch, adding so much texture. The color is pleasantly unexpected, and we were able to pretty much match it perfectly. We used a cotton yarn for the blue, and a wool/acrylic blend for the white, both from Joann's. I thought this pattern was written very clearly as well, and was easy to follow. This pattern is a great intermediate knitter's challenge. Did I forget to mention how genius those pompoms are? They are a new obsession of mine as well. I loved the stitch pattern in this baby item, but there is a lot of seaming that has to happen at the end. This obviously is not my favorite part of knitting, but the finished product here was worth it!
Here is the finished project!
I was really excited to find snaps that matched the buttons I chose for the placket!